Emotion @ Light + Building Events

The Emotion @ Light + Building category subsumes special shows and exhibitions that bring the specialist input to life and invite visitors to interact with it.

Power for Mobility

Light + Building ‘Power for Mobility’ special show presents solutions for the electrical infrastructure in buildings. (Source: Messe Frankfurt / Art der Gestaltung)

E-mobility can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions and is thus a key to achieving climate goals. Achieving the prerequisites for e-mobility is a complex task requiring account to be taken of many social aspects. As the platform for all power-drive systems in and on buildings, Light + Building will focus primarily on charging processes in the private sphere.

The ‘Power for Mobility’ area spotlights the prerequisites necessary for the integration of charging points in the electrical infrastructure of a building. Digital projections show which parts of the infrastructure must be checked and, if necessary, adapted. The impact on the building is then visualised using a variety of product examples.

Additionally, the most important considerations will be illuminated within the framework of a daily programme of chaired discussions. The programme features will include current challenges from industry and research. Parallel to this, associations, institutes and public bodies are invited to make a thematic contribution with a compact information desk.

The aim of the special show is to spotlight the electrical charging infrastructure as a challenge and to reveal the variety of solutions available. ‘Power for Mobility’ is primarily a meeting place for all concerned in the market, e.g., specialists from the sector, as well as property owners and managers, who want to find out about important aspects and discuss them with experts.

BIM @ Light + Building 2020

Building Information Modeling

A guide to Building Information Modeling

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt

The IT-aided working method ‘Building Information Modeling’ (BIM) is gaining increasingly in significance with BIM being used more and more to plan building services and large-scale projects, as well as operational maintenance. This results in more efficient working processes, shorter planning and building times and improved cooperation between everyone involved.

What is BIM? What benefits does BIM offer? Is BIM obligatory?
What changes does BIM involve for planners? For manufacturers? For property developers? At the construction site?
Where can I find help? Standards?
Who specialises in BIM?

These and many other questions from everyday life will be examined from a variety of perspectives in Hall 9.0 at Light + Building. Thus, visitors will benefit from the insights and experience gained by planners, manufacturers, property managers and other independent institutions from working with BIM. Additionally, the subject will be covered in general to illuminate opportunities and challenges, as well as standards and training modalities.

BIM @ Light + Building includes video interviews with experts and an interactive guide to the extensive range of information available online.

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Trend Forum

Trend Forum of Light + Building

The Trend Forum visualises a range of home interior scenarios and showcases selected products, integrated in unusual room settings. Centre stage are in each case three main stylistic approaches that are conceptualised in different home and interior environments.

To the trends of Light + Building

Design Plus powered by Light + Building

Design Plus stand

The “Design Plus powered by Light + Building” competition showcases products that demonstrate innovative design, future orientation and energy-efficient technology – values that Light + Building actively promotes.

All prize-winning products from exhibitors and innovative young designers will be on show during the fair in a special exhibition.

To the Design Plus prize winners of Light + Building 2020

AIT Award

AIT Award of Light + Building

The AIT-Award „Best in Interior and Architecture 2020“ combines interior design and architecture in one price and has its focus on the architectural centers of the world (Europe, North America, Middle East and Far East). The AIT- Award is divided in different categories: all types of architectural projects and interior spaces can be submitted. An internationally renowned jury of architects and interior designers will be awarding the best project in each of the categories.

The award ceremony will take place during Light + Building.

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Architecture+Technology Innovation Award

Innovation Award for Architecture and Technology

The Innovation Award for Architecture and Technology applies architectural criteria to single out products and conceptual solutions that are judged according to both design and technical aspects. The award targets industrial companies and processing businesses in addition to exterior and interior architects.

The jury meeting for the Innovation Award 2020 took place on 1 October 2020. The awards will be presented during personal appointments with the winners in the autumn 2020.

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wa award

Participants of wa award

wa-wettbewerbe is the only monthly magazine specialising in architecture whose sole focus is architectural competitions. It has now established a competition inviting ideas from students and this takes place at regular intervals at colleges of higher education, universities and academies in German speaking countries.

Smart Living in an E-House

Smart Living-Stand

The ZVEH’s (Central Association of the German Electrical and Information Technology Trades) E-House shows how secure, comfortable and energy-efficient a smart home can be to live in nowadays. It showcases the intelligent interface of networked building services and a complex energy management system in all its functionality. The result is an individually tailored living experience that sets new benchmarks in terms of comfort and energy efficiency.